Everything Happens to Everybody Sooner or Later if There is Time Enough

-George Bernard Shaw

More than a year has gone by since I opened my mouth last… perhaps that’s a good thing. Rather than apologize, I saw a quote while looking up ideas on how to write about the passage of time and came across this little bit of pleasure…

Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence

It made me think that apologizing to the internet for not having time for it is rather silly, since odds are, no one noticed I wasn’t writing. As depressing as that thought might seem, it doesn’t bother me. I don’t write here for any other person’s pleasure, just my own. It’s a nice little journal of sorts that I am willing to share, and if someone is willing to read, all the better.

So I’ll try to recap the last year as briefly as possible… mostly so I can remember to write about these events later.

  • We spent Christmas last year in Bremerton with family, for the first time in 10 years.
  • In January I promised myself to be healthier… and I promise I tried… for about a week.
  • In February I got a job at Burger King… In April I quit. Don’t work there. Just don’t.
  • April brought Lillie’s 6th birthday.
  • In late April I started working for The Home Depot. Do work there. I still do.
  • In June Hayden turned 10. Double digits earned him a trip to a water park. Turns out I don’t care for water slides… or find I feel too fat for them. See January.
  • Also in June I joined a gym. That lasted a month due to cost… but I lost weight.
  • In July my mom found out she had cancer. I spent a week or so in the hospital with her.
  • In August I decided the weight had to go. Between August and November I lost like 30 lbs.
  • In September both kids were in full time school. I wish they’d quit getting older, cause that means I am too.
  • In October I turned 29, Mom turned 59, Dustin turned 38, Molly turned 19, and I had my 11th wedding anniversary. I also worked too much, and didn’t celebrate much, but I did get an awesome 3DSXL and Animal Crossing for a present!
  • For my anniversary, though, I went to a Navy League Ball. It was fancy… and boring. But I got to wear an expensive dress.
  • For Halloween, Hayden was a Creeper, and Lillie was the Pink Power Ranger. Also, Bill visited.
  • November 6th was Garen’s birthday. He’s still old. (33)
  • On November 11th I arrived at Harrison Hospital at 3:30 in the morning, for my mother.
  • On November 13th I got to talk to her for the last time.
  • On November 16th, she passed away. (Also Garen’s late mother Charlet’s birthday)
  • On November 22nd, my sister in law Gina was being a sneak and got eloped. (CONGRATS!)
  • Tonight I redid the blog, merged in older posts, and got ready to try writing again.

I make no promises to commit to writing, because I never seem to follow through. But I’ve got the bug, because my hubby got the bug… and well, anything he can do I can do better! (Not really, he’s got a knack for words).

I’ll try to expand upon these things in the next few days… but there’s the short version.

Goodnight!

-Andrea

Time For Some Gear Grinds

Pallylust has achieved 1660 healing, thanks to the help of my awesome guidie, Gahrie, who gifted me with three crafted epics. With the new gear in tow, I took on Heroic Violet Hold and cleared it with no deaths, netting me two new achievements. I then decided to take a crack at Heroic Nexus with Lady Jess to help me heal. It was late and we were being sloppy and failed to drop the arcane guy whos name escapes me at this very moment. We’ll try again today likely. Either way, its occured to me that I need to set an outline of where to go to get some gear drops. I have been randomly running regulars, and thus far, nothing has dropped that is really of any use to me. So I’ll be conducting some research soon.  You can look forward to that post. Also, I still run my alts, they haven’t been neglected, but are still in the leveling process, I’ll be making posts for my rogue and death knight soon. 

Finally, Ive been considering doing some interviews of my own guildies and their take on their respective classes and what makes WoW so enjoyable for them… so occasionally and starting soon, you’ll be seeing those here too. Sorry for the lack of anything really educational lately, I’ve been on the grind to gear up to heal runs and raids for my own guild, and with Christmas coming and final projects due soon for my college courses, Im having less time to spit out some useful information. I promise to do better soon. Please look forward to it. Happy Holidays everyone, and the new posts will be going up soon!

Andrea

Stripper Christmas

I was out and about, working on some Winter Veil Acheivements when I ran into fellow blogger and guildmate Jess. She was looking for the Greench and I was, too. We partied up and were on our way. It was a long… boring… and all around dull wait, and it wasn’t too long before we went looking for a little warmth… Snow and all it was me and Jess on the beach… and well, we started putting on the fancy moves… I’ll let you take it from there ^.^ (PS We got the Greench…. eventually)

 

The weather may be cold... but I know two chicks that are HAWT!

The weather may be cold... but I know two chicks that are HAWT!

Sorry!

I know I’ve lacked any sort of real enthusiasm for my posts. I was distracted by final projects, two new classes starting, working on making some Christmas Presents, and election mumbo Jumbo. Since we have less than a week remaining until Wrath hits, I am going to avoid beating the dead horse. I’m not abandoning you guys are anything (Like I could, blogging is totally addicting!) I’m just not posting anything really all that exciting, as I am taking this week to catch up, and maybe get ahead on my responsibilities, so that I can enjoy those first couple of weeks of Wrath without feeling like I’ve neglected the world.

Yesterday was Hubby’s birthday, btw. I got him Rock Band for our 360. He loves it of course, especially the drums. I also brought him some cake to his work. He is 28 years young. I also have a few projects I am working on, including some blankets for soldiers overseas, baby hats for the knit one save one campaign over at savethechildren.org and also some pillowcases for our local hospital. On top of those, I also need to finish a yellow and green scarf and hat for my dad, a quilt for him, and various other artsy crap for various family members for christmas.

Sooner then that though, I have quite the Thanksgiving Feast to plan. This year Garen and I are expecting 12 people for dinner. That means two fried turkeys, one ham, 10 pounds of mashed potatoes, a green bean cassorle, corn, gravy, rolls, a salad, chips and dip, veggie trays, and three pies to plan and buy. Not to mention the beverages.

Finally, my classes don’t slow down because the world becomes busy. So far, I am a 4.0 student, and I hope to keep that up. So as you can see, there is much to catch up on. It doesn’t help that our house that we rent is currently up for sale, so we’ve got to jump up and scrub it any time a possible buyer wants to see it. Also, yesterday I developed a massive tooth ache that resulted in a massive infection and a trip to the ER. I had a golf ball sized swelling on my lower right jaw. They have given me pain killers and antibiotics, which have made it hard to focus on much of anything for too long.

So as you can see, lately my plate has been full. I intend to get back on track with the WoW posting, I’m just waiting for something more thrilling then Dire Maul to write about. Five more days to go… we can do this, we can make it.

Much love to my readers,

Andrea